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Handling being thrown under the bus

It happened quickly; I never saw it coming. I saw the bus rolling toward me, but before I could get out of the way, I was thrown underneath. According to the urban dictionary, the term means to denounce a friend, mentor or acquaintance for the sake of political expediency. To […]

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Buildings receive the ‘green’ light

By March 26, Florida A&M University will install individual electric meters on buildings around the school as the Campus Wide Electrical Upgrade Project kicks off. The “green” initiative to place meters on the buildings will help track the university’s use of energy, said Clinton Smith, a professional engineer for the […]

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Rattler Chatter: Be Heard

Story: FAMU funded D.C. trip Feb. 18, 2009 -Anonymous I’m happy to see the students exercise their responsibility as members of the legislative branch. I hope that they will see their audit request and demand to have funds properly allocated by the “body.” Don’t be deterred by university administration or […]

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High fuel costs deter spring break travelers

Expensive air flights have discouraged some students from traveling this spring break.   According to the most recent Bureau of Transportation Statistics, passengers flying on U.S. airlines in October fell by 4.6 million, to 59.6 million. Dave Trethaway, the station manager for US Airways Express at Tallahassee Regional Airport, said […]

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NAACP takes protest to TV

The NAACP delivered letters last week to FOX stations to protest the political cartoon in the New York Post, which depicted President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee.  The letters that were sent by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, demanded the firing of the cartoonist and editor-in-chief. […]

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Girl Scouts cookie sales crumbling

Regional councils for the Girl Scouts of the USA watch the negative impact the economy has had on cookie sales from January through early February of this year. There has been a 19 percent decrease in pre-order sales nationally, according to a press release issued by the Big Bend Area […]

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University PR office launches street team

Florida A&M University’s office of communications established a new branch of publicity to act as a liaison between the office and the student body. The street team, known as the “INFOrmants,” is an attempt by the office of communications to keep the campus community informed. “Our priority is to keep […]

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Band sends ‘thank-yous’

Members of Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 are taking time out to thank those who assisted with funding their trip to Washington for President Obama’s inaugural parade.        “We were really low on funding,” said Julian White, director of the marching 100. “So in order for us to make […]

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Gaither gym’s legacy lives on

In what was known as a “Farewell to Gaither Gymnasium,” alumni, students, and Rattler fans gathered to reminisce and enjoy the festivities as they witnessed the finale of a brilliant history of spirited showdowns in Gaither gym. The final two home basketball games in the historical Jake Gaither Gymnasium were […]

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FAMUPD beefs up cross-walk safety

Pedestrians on Florida A&M University’s campus deal with risks students cannot ignore. After two recent car accidents involving drivers and pedestrians, new precautions to ensure the safety of both parties on campus are being put into place. The FAMU police department has been revising the details of both accidents, and […]